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The Missions in the “Boroughs” of Northampton

In the 19th century, despite there being numerous well-established churches of many denominations around the periphery of Northampton’s “Boroughs”, the ...
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North End 1746 from Noble and Butlin's map of Northampton

Lost streets: Where was North End, Northampton?

Was it a street or did it refer to a district of the town? An early clear reference to North ...
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Lost Churches and Religious Houses of Northampton

Previously I have written about several of Northampton’s “lost” churches. This is an attempt to produce a gazetteer and interactive ...
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George Gilbert Scott

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) and St Peter’s Northampton [1]

Maybe the name is familiar, perhaps it’s not, it should be! He designed the Midland Hotel at St Pancras Station ...
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Lost churches: St Bartholomew and St Lawrence

One church or two? There is an outstanding mystery about the location of this lost church and whether it was ...
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Royal carriage 1843

Queen Victoria’s railway carriage of 1843

The carriage constructed for her Majesty's use, by the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway Company, is of a ...
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Arrival of Queen Victoria at All Saints church, Northampton

“A right Royal visit” Queen Victoria’s visit to Northampton

12 November 1844 was set to be a great day for Northampton. A chance to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince ...
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18th century engraving of All Saints, Northampton showing the extent of the graveyard

Lost churches: All Saints, Northampton

Of course All Saints, Northampton is not ‘lost’, it is there in plain sight and for 300 years has been ...
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Northampton in 1899 showing the location of the original terminus of the railway in Northampton

Northampton’s forgotten railway

Most railway enthusiasts in Northampton will be well aware that the first railway station in Northampton was on the Blisworth ...
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Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge and Smallpox

Philip Doddridge is in danger of being forgotten by the current residents of Northampton, but in the 18th century he ...
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